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Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South

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ISBN13: 9780393314816
ISBN10: 0393314812
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Living with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society. This new edition of reviews and updates the scholarship on slave women and the slave family, exploring new ways of understanding the intersection of race and gender and comparing the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the realities of their lives. Above all, this groundbreaking study shows us how black women experienced freedom in the Reconstruction South — their heroic struggle to gain their rights, hold their families together, resist economic and sexual oppression, and maintain their sense of womanhood against all odds.

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White (history, Rutgers U.) shows how women in the plantation south assumed very different roles in the family and community than in traditional African society. She explores the intersection of race and gender, compares the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the reality of their lives, and discusses how they experienced freedom during Reconstruction. The first edition was published in 1985.
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Synopsis:

Living with the burden of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society. This work shows how black women experienced freedom in the Reconstruction South.

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"This is one of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field. Professor White has done justice to the complexity of her subject."--Anne Firor Scott, Duke University

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This new edition reviews and updates the scholarship on slave women and the slave family, exploring new ways of understanding the intersection of race and gender and comparing the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the realities of their lives.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [198]-208) and index.

About the Author

Deborah Gray White is professor of history and co-director of the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis at Rutgers University. She is also the author of Too Heavy a Load.

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saelparisred, October 14, 2007 (view all comments by saelparisred)
A book such as this to be read in this day and time by all women and any woman in any race, can help us as women to identify with what it means to be a strong, heart-felt woman in such a physically wrenching and mental situation as being a slave in America in those days, when slavery meant being under the subjection of a white master who wasn't so kind at times. This is a book of today as well as in the past.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393314816
Author:
White, Deborah Gray
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Women slaves
Subject:
Plantation life
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Slaves -- Southern States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History.
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.38x5.46x.65 in. .52 lbs.

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
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History and Social Science » Politics » General
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History and Social Science » US History » General

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Product details 256 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393314816 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Living with the burden of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society. This work shows how black women experienced freedom in the Reconstruction South.
"Synopsis" by , "This is one of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field. Professor White has done justice to the complexity of her subject."--Anne Firor Scott, Duke University
"Synopsis" by , This new edition reviews and updates the scholarship on slave women and the slave family, exploring new ways of understanding the intersection of race and gender and comparing the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the realities of their lives.
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